Retaining Wall Update
Created on Friday, 13 October 2017 18:24
The original, 30-year old retaining wall between Silver Valler Blvd South and Olson Spur has been replaced.
Additional erosion control measures are being completed there as well, including: mulch, a new gravel drainage swale, and large water diversion boulders. Grass and pine mulch will be added to keep soil in place and make the area more attractive.
Next on the 2017 SVCA project list, we'll be replacing two more original retaining walls, and adding similar erosion control measures behind Lake Terrace Drive. To learn more, download our 4-page pdf progress report, complete with photos and descriptions.
Look for more updates on this site in coming weeks.
Created on Thursday, 07 September 2017 20:29
Thank you to those of you who have offered your services as potential Board members.
Unit owners with business, legal, and/or construction experience and knowledge are encouraged to add your names to the list.
Created on Thursday, 24 August 2017 14:47
Here's what's been going on the last few weeks:
Arrangements were made to allow the city to install the final three wireless water meters. Our sincere thanks to the affected residents for their patience and cooperation in upgrading their inside water shutoffs.
Trees/bushes were planted at two units where trees had been previously removed.
Common area landscaping was repaired and upgraded at two units.
Landscaping crews continued to repair and re-plant select hillside areas to help limit the severe erosion we have experienced in these areas.
The badly rusted mailbox support at Ridge Side Court and Damon Drive was reported to the USPS. (Hopefully this will be addressed before another mailbox topples.)
The Board has requested bids to replace the three worst retaining walls: two behind Lake Terrace Drive and another between Silver Valley Blvd. and Olson Spur.
Unit owners living near the old retaining walls know that they are litrerally falling apart, and may best be described as "termites holding hands."
Lake Terrace Island Renewal
Created on Thursday, 24 August 2017 14:24
As the final phase of a three-year program to clean and trim the islands in Silver Valley, landscapers cleaned, planted, and added stone borders to parts of the large island on Lake Terrace Drive.
The crews also cleaned the area surrounding the mailboxes and added stone borders.
To maintain the natural woded look of the community, the pine needle beds beneath the trees were left intact.
Mulberry Pond Bank Erosion Fix
Created on Thursday, 24 August 2017 14:03
This past week, landscapers added tons of cobblestone to shore up the north bank of Mulberry Pond, which had been experiencing bank erosion.
Clothes Dryer Vent Cleaning
Created on Monday, 07 August 2017 17:06
All unit owners recently received a flier regarding the need to have clothes dryer vents cleaned periodically. Please don't forget about or simply ignore this critical maintenance issue.
Clothes dryers should have their vents and vent pipes inspected and cleaned at least annually. Heavily used dryers may require more frequent cleaning.
The accompanying image shows a two-year accumulation of lint removed from a smooth-walled vent pipe connected to a gas dryer in one of our units. The amount of lint removed from this 10-foot length of pipe is substantial.
Ribbed accordion-style flex hoses are even less forgiving, since the ribbed walls catch and accumulate lint deposits even faster than smooth-walled pipe. Common complaints of lint buildup include reduced dryer efficiency (more time needed to dry the clothes). Heat backup in the dryer due to poor venting can also burn out thermal overload fuses in dryers, shutting them down completely.
In some cases, lint accumulations result in house fires.
Whether you do the work yourself, or hire a contractor to clean them for you, dryer vents demand periodic attention to ensure safe, efficient dryer operation.